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I recently got a 1/8" collet and nut for my Bosch Colt from Precisebits.com. With the order they sent me a bottle Son of Collet Care. According to them this is the best product to clean and maintain collets and the tapered bores. Since I couldn't begin to remember when I last cleaned the collets on my routers I thought I would give it a try. To clean the bore (remove the collet and nut) you just put a few drops on a cotton swab, run the router at it's slowest speed and wipe the bore. Finish up with a dry swab. For the collet itself I just wiped on the cleaner and dried. They claim that this is the best cleaner and one should avoid solvents like alcohol. (of course they are selling something).

I was somewhat amazed how much gunk came out of the bore.

Just a heads up. Don't be like me and ignore you collets.

Her's a link to the product page: http://www.precisebits.com/products/...colletcare.asp
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Cleaning the collets is one chore a lot of us ignore, until we have a problem.......

A good reminder..

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